1. Joined : Oct 2015
    Posts : 76
    Windows 10 build 10586.545
       29 Apr 2016 #1

    External HDD not responsive / Solution


    Hi guys,

    I don't know whether this is the correct place to communicate this like this but,

    I keep a lot of really important business data on board a WD External HDD, and a couple days ago i FREAKED out to find it non responsive.

    I plugged it in to the usb 3.0 port, it spinned and - nothing.
    Gone through all ports - nothing!
    Attached it to my Windows 10 tablet too in its 3.0 usb port - nothing!!

    Man I could feel my feet go out on me literally. Sweating buckets!
    So from, may god forgive me - all the swear words I did say and a couple of shutdowns, nothing really happened.
    The drive just spinned and stopped.

    I have no idea why this happened but - I hit restart and voila. All up and running again and working!

    So guys, if you have SSDs and have turned on fastboot, remember a lot of your issues and nerves can be solved by a simple stupid restart. :-)

    I don't know why this happened. Happy like a little baby my stuff is secure.

    I did get value out of this board - hope this helps some of you too.
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  2.    29 Apr 2016 #2

    Please get another usb-connecting external hard-drive, make full images of your WD data collection onto this 2nd hard-drive. Macrium Reflect will probably be best for this.
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  3. Joined : Oct 2015
    Posts : 76
    Windows 10 build 10586.545
       29 Apr 2016 #3

    RolandJS said: View Post
    Please get another usb-connecting external hard-drive, make full images of your WD data collection onto this 2nd hard-drive. Macrium Reflect will probably be best for this.
    You can bet your life on that Ill do it
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  4. Joined : Nov 2015
    Posts : 4,766
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       29 Apr 2016 #4

    Marko1401 said: View Post
    Hi guys,

    I don't know whether this is the correct place to communicate this like this but,

    I keep a lot of really important business data on board a WD External HDD, and a couple days ago i FREAKED out to find it non responsive.

    I plugged it in to the usb 3.0 port, it spinned and - nothing.
    Gone through all ports - nothing!
    Attached it to my Windows 10 tablet too in its 3.0 usb port - nothing!!

    Man I could feel my feet go out on me literally. Sweating buckets!
    So from, may god forgive me - all the swear words I did say and a couple of shutdowns, nothing really happened.
    The drive just spinned and stopped.

    I have no idea why this happened but - I hit restart and voila. All up and running again and working!

    So guys, if you have SSDs and have turned on fastboot, remember a lot of your issues and nerves can be solved by a simple stupid restart. :-)

    I don't know why this happened. Happy like a little baby my stuff is secure.

    I did get value out of this board - hope this helps some of you too.
    Interesting.
    What a simple reboot could do.
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  5. Joined : Oct 2015
    Posts : 76
    Windows 10 build 10586.545
       01 May 2016 #5

    davidhk said: View Post
    Interesting.
    What a simple reboot could do.
    Yes. I have no idea why that happened honestly.

    Update : A sfc/scannow did find errors. Must be some update gone wrong or something.
    Last edited by Marko1401; 02 May 2016 at 14:36. Reason: Updated
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